Grenfell Family History



Wills, Admons. and Inventories.

Most of these Wills, Admons and Inventories - some of which were very difficult to read - have been transcribed by Roy White, Gwent, Wales .


Forenames: Nicholas to Pascoe - please scroll down


Nicholas Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 7th June 1843 - Admon


Admon for Nicholas Grenfell Jnr. Mine Agent, Deceased. Dated 7th.June 1843.To Jane Grenfell, widow of the above, of St.Just in Penwith. John Ellis , Builder, of the Borough of Penzance. Joseph Wallis, Builder of Penzance.
Died Intestate.


Nicholas Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, 15th August 1855 - Will


This is the last Will and Testament of me Nicholas Grenfell of the parish of Saint Just in Penwith, in the County of Cornwall, Gentleman.
I direct that all my just debts be paid so soon after my death as conveniently may be.
I give and Devise unto my good friends Samuel Harvey of Trevear in the parish of Sennen and Richard Wellington of the Borough of Penzance Gentlemen ( subject to the annuity of Forty Pounds hereinafter mentioned) All those my several Freehold Estates Tenements Lands Hereditaments and premises called Carlartha, Trease, Boscaswell, and Bosean situate respectively in the said parish of Saint Just And also all those my several Tin Stamping Mills and premises situate in Chyrose, Bojewyan, Trewellard and Bosean in Saint Just aforesaid.
To hold the same respectively unto the said Samuel Harvey and Richard Wellington and the survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivor upon the Trusts nevertheless and to and for the several uses ends intents and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared of and concerning the same (That is to say) Upon Trust to pay apply and dispose of the rents issues and profits thereof to and for the use and benefit of my Grandson Henry Grenfell the only son of my late son Henry Grenfell deceased until he shall attain the age of twenty one years and when and so soon as he shall attain that age Then as to for and concerning the said several Estates Tenements Lands Stamping Mills Hereditaments and premises Upon Trust to and for the only proper use benefit and behoof of my said Grandson Henry Grenfell his heirs and assigns thenceforth for ever, subject to the payment of the Annuity of Forty Pounds hereinafter charged thereon. And in case my said Grandson shall happen to die before he shall attian the age of twenty one years but leaving issue him surviving Then as to for and concerning all my said Freehold Estates Tenements Lands Stamping Mills Hereditaments and premises Upon Trust to and for the sole use benefit and behoof of such issue their his and her heirs and assigns for ever, And should my said Grandson die before attaining the age of twenty one years with no issue him surviving, Then as to for and concerning All my said several Freehold Estates Tenements Lands Stamping Mills Hereditaments and premises Upon Trust to and for the sole use benefit and behoof of All my Grandchildren which shall be living at the time of my death their several and respective Heirs and Assigns for ever share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants, subject nevertheless in either case to the said Annuity of Forty Pounds.
I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter in law Eliza Grenfell the Widow of my said son Henry Grenfell during the term of her natural life or so long thereof as she shall continue his Widow but no longer One Annuity or Yearly sum of Forty Pounds to be Issuing and payable out of all my said several Freehold Estates Tenements Lands Stamping Mills Hereditaments and premises and which I hereby charge therewith, the said annuity to be paid by four equall quarterly payments at Lady Day, Midsummer, Michaelmas and Christmas day in every year the first payment thereof to be made on such of the said days as shall next happen after my death and I do hereby give full power and authority to the said Eliza Grenfell to distrain the said several Hereditaments or either of them for payment of the said annuity or any part thereof in case the same shall be in arrear and unpaid for the space of twentyone days.
Also I give devise and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Eliza Trezise the wife of George Trezise during the term of her natural life one Annuity or yearly sum of Ten Pounds to be issuing and payable out of all that my Freehold Estate Lands Hereditaments and premises called Trigaseal in the said parish of Saint Just and which I charge therewith the said last mentioned annuity to be also paid by quarterly payments on the days hereinbefore mentioned the first payment thereof to be made on such of the said days as shall first happen after my death And I hereby give the like power and authority to distrain for payment of the said last mentioned annuity or any part thereof in case the same shall be in arrears and unpaid for the space of twentyone days as is given in respect of the said annuity of Forty Pounds.
I give and Devise unto my Grandson Nicholas Grenfell Williams All that my said Freehold Estate Lands Hereditaments and premises in or called Trigaseal aforesaid To Hold the same unto my said Grandson Nicholas Grenfell Williams His Heirs and Assigns for ever subject to the payment of the said Annuity of Ten Pounds charged thereon as aforesaid.
I also give and bequeath unto and to the use of the said Eliza Trezise her Executors Administrators and Assigns All that my Leasehold Dwelling House and premises being No.7, situate in Lafrowda Terrace in the Church Town of the said parish of Saint Just.
I also give and bequeath unto and to the use of my Granddaughter Eliza Grenfell the only daughter of my said son Henry Grenfell her Executors Administrators and Assigns All that my Leasehold Dwelling House No.6, situate in Lafrowda Terrace aforesaid with the premises thereto belonging.
I also give and bequeath unto and to the use of my Grandson Humphry Williams his Executors Administrators and Assigns All that my Leasehold Dwelling House and premises being No.4, situate in Lafrowda Terrace aforesaid.
I also give and bequaeth unto and to the use of my Grandson John Williams his Executors Administrators and Assigns All that my Leasehold Dwelling House and premises being No.5, situate in Lafrowda Terrace aforesaid.
I also give and bequaeth unto and to the use of my said two Grandsons Humphrey Williams and John Williams their respective Executors Administrators and Assigns as Tenants in Common and not as joint tenants All those my eight several Dwelling Houses and premises now occupied by Matthew Giles and others and commonly known as the Chapel Street Lease situate in Chapel Street in the Church Town of Saint Just aforesaid.
All my Money Securities for money And all the rest residue and remainder of my Leasehold premises Goods Chattels rights credits property and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever that I shall die possessed of or entitled unto and not hereinbefore given or disposed of I do hereby give and bequeath the same and every of them and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Samuel Harvey and Richard Wellington their Executors Administrators and Assigns But On Trust nevertheless and to and for the several uses ends intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concernimg the same, that is to say, Upon Trust thereout in the first place to pay the several sums following. Viz. unto my six several Grandchildren hereinbefore named and called Nicholas Grenfell Williams, Eliza Trezise, John Williams, Humphrey Williams, Eliza Grenfell and Henry Grenfell the sum of Three Hundred Pounds each and to my other Grandson Henry Williams the sum of One Hundred Pounds to whom I give and bequeath the same, one moiety of each such sums respectively shall be paid at the expiration of six months aftre my death and the other moiety twelve months after my decease, and unto my servant Jane Trembath in case she shall be living with me at the time of my death the sum of Ten Pounds three months after my decease to whom I give and bequeath the same and also unto the Wesleyan Missionary Society the sum of Ten Pounds to whom I give and bequeath the same one moiety thereof to be paid at the first Missionary meeting to be held at Saint Just next after my death, and the other moiety thereof at the Missionary meeting to be held there in the following year And also that my said Trustees shall be at full liberty to retain or pay themselves thereout the sum of Ten Pounds apiece as a remuneration for the trouble they may be at in the Execution of the Trusts hereby imposed on them , And as to for and concerning all the residue or surplus of my said money securities for money and Residuary Estate and Effects aftre the several payments aforesaid and the payment of my just debts and Funeral and all other expenses, Upon Trust to and for the sole and only use and benefit of my said six firstnamed Grandchildren their several and respective Executors Administrators and Assigns as Tenants in Common to whom I give and bequeath the same but nevertheless to be divided and apportioned amongst them in such parts shares manner and form as my said Trustees shall in their discretion deem just and reasonable save and except as to my said Grandson Nicholas Grenfell Willimas it being my Will and devise that in such Division the Lease of the premises in which I live shall be apportioned to him. And I hereby nominate and appoint the said Samuel Harvey and Richard Wellington Executors in Trust of this my Will hereby revoking all former and other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made, In Witnedd whereof I the said Testator Nichols Grenfell have to this my Last Will and Testament contained in four sheets of paper, set my hand to the first, second. and third sheets, and my hand and seal to this fourth sheet thereof the twentyseventh day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty five, (1855)
The mark or sign of Nicholas Grenfell the Testator.
Signes Sealed Published and Declared by the said
Testator Nicholas Grenfell as and for his last
Will and Testament in presence of us present
at the same time who at his request
in
his presence and in the presence of each
other, have subscribed our names as
Witnesses thereto, the same having been previously
read over to the Testator in our presence.
John Pollard
John Tryhall both of Penzance
Admon for Nicholas Grenfell, dated 3rd. August 1856.
To Samuel Harvey and Richard Wellington


Pascoe Grenfell, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall 12 November 1743 - Admon


Admon for Pascoe Grenfell who died in 1743 at St.Just in Penwith. Granted to Constance Grenfell, his widow, of St.Just in Penwith. Charles Oates of the same parish, Tinner. Edward Jackson of Penryn, Yeoman.
Admon dated 12th.November 1743
NO WILL AVAILABLE.
Guarantors; Jacobum Millett of St.Just (signs Ja.)
Richard Grose of St.Just


Pascoe Grenfell, Penzance, Cornwall, August 1750 - Will


In the Name of God Amen.
I Pascoe Grenfell, of the Town of Penzance, in the County of Cornwall, being advanced in Years, and Considering the Frailty of this Mortal Life, have now thoyght fit to make this my Last Will, and Testament, in manner and form following. Imprimis. My Will is that all my just Debts, funeral Charges, and necessary Expenses attending the same, be fully paid, as soon as coveniently may be, after my decease. Itme. I give and bequeath unto my Eldest Son John, and his heirs, all that House and Premises in Marketjew Street, wherein now I live, his time to commence therin, as soon as my just Debts are answered and not before. Item. I give, devise and bequeath, unto my son William, All my Houses, Cellers, and Premises, with the Appurtenances thereto belonging, lying below the Chappel Yard in Penzance, to him and his heirs for ever; and also the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, to be paid him, as soon as he attains the age of Twenty One Years, with Interest from my decease. Item. I give, devise, and bequaeth, unto my son George, all those Houses and Premises, in Marketjew Street formerly purchased of Mr.John Jenkins, wherein Henry Mitchell, William Thomas and Roger Ellis now live, to him and his heirs for ever; And also the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, to be paid him, when he attains the age of Twenty One Years, with Interest from my decease. Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Phillis, the sum of Three Hundred Pounds, to be paid her One year after my decease, with Interest for the same. Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary, the sum of Three Hundred Pounds, to be paid her at the age of Twenty One years, with Interest from my decease. Item. I give and bequeath to my said Daughters, Phillis and Mary , all their Mothers Cloaths of what nature or kind soever, to be delivered them immediately on my decease, to be equally divided between them, share and share alike. Lastl. All the Rest, Residue, and Remainder of my Messuages, Lands and Tenements, Goods, Chattells, Credits, rael and personal Estate whatsoever, ( not herein before given, devised, or bequeathed), after my said Debts, funeral charges, and necessary expenses aforesaid, and all the above Legacies, are fully paid, or secured, I give, devise and bequeath unto my sons John and Pascoe, to be equally divided between them , share and share alike, to them and their heirs for ever, And in case either of my said sons, John and Pascoe, shall happen to die unmarryed, before my effects are divided, and before the abovesaid Legacies are paid, or secured, then my Will is that the survivor shall pay to each of my other children, then living, the sum of One Hundred Pounds, and in case of the death of any or either of my four younger children, before payment of the several Legacies abovesaid, that then the Legacy or Legacys of such child or children (so dying before Payment) shall be equally divided between all the rest of my children the living, share and share alike. And I do hereby subject all my Messuages, Lands and Tenements, except those before particularly given, devised or bequeathed to the payment of my Debts and Legacies as aforesaid. And I do hereby make, name and appoint my said sons John and Pascoe, the whole and sole joynt Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void any former or other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In Witness whereof, I have hereunto putt my hand and seale and publish the same as my Last Will and Testament, this ---- day of August, in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty. 1750.
Pascoe Grenfell
Sig.n., Sealed, Published, In presence of us who severally
subscribed our Names, as Wittnesses hereto in presence of the Testator
Edw.Langford, John Pender,Chris Pender


Pascoe Grenfell, Wisconsin, USA, March 1861 - Will


The last will and Testament of Pascoe Grenfell of the Town of Dodgeville County of Iowa and State of Wisconsin.
I Pascoe Grenfell considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory , blessed be Almighty God for the same , do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and
And form following (that is to Say).
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jane Grenfell the sum of Two Hundred Dollars.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John T. Grenfell the sum of one dollar.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my four sons, William P. Grenfell, Pascoe Grenfell, James Hosea Grenfell and George Edwin Grenfell the sum of one dollar each.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my three daughters Jane Hoskins, Eliza Williams and Nanny T. Bartle the sum of one dollar each.
Which several legacies or sums of money I will and order to be paid to the respective legatees within six months after my decease.
And lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate goods chattels of what kind or nature soever together with all real estate I give and bequeath the same to my beloved wife whom I Hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament: hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Twenty Ninth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty one.
Pascoe Grenfell
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was now here subscribed by Pascoe Grenfell, the testator in presence of each of us; and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and at his request sign our names hereunto in his presence as attesting witnesses.
George Sims
William Harris
Henry Sims